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Sencelles

History

The Talaiotic Age has left many footprints in the municipality of Sencelles, the most important being the Talaiotic population of Son Fred. During the Muslim period on the island, Sencelles belonged to the district of Canarossa, together with Binisalem, Alaró, Santa María, Santa Eugenia, Costitx and Lloseta. With the conquest of Mallorca by the King Jaime I de Aragón, Sencelles was to form part of the territories of Guillermo II Bearn, Viscount of Bearn.
The Sister Francinaina Cirer (1781 - 1855) became a human and religious reference when she was named a Saint by John Paul II on the 1st of October in the year 1989. She is admired all over Mallorca for the miraculous cures that are attributed to her.

Geography

In Sencelles the concept of villages within villages can be seen as the municipality of Sencelles includes the small villages of Ruberts, Jornets, Ca's Canar, Son Arrosa and Biniali. These small places with very few inhabitants are only one of the touristic attractions of Sencelles. These villages are the last remaining places where it is possible to see the traditional rural architecture of Mallorca. They used to be healthy, strong and vigorous owing to the agricultural activity, mainly the cultivation of wine, but the epidemic at the end of the XIX century made them become depopulated.
Ruberts, situated in a valley of the same name, is to be found on a hill, near one of the confluence safety margins of the Torrent of Pina and surrounded by some elevations and plateaus which close the valley so that it cannot be seen from the outside. The physical characteristics, as its origin, linked to agaric tasks of the rural mansion and estate of Son Jordà, cause Ruberts to encircle the estate almost completely with the nucleus in the centre. The urban area is irregular and is formed around Son Jordà, making the best use of the reduced space that there is between the path to Lloret and the main street which closes the built up area of the nucleus, that is to say, the street called “Calle Mayor” with Costa d'en Coranta.

Places of interest

Cruces de caminos (crossroads): Creu de Can Maví, Creu de Sa Cometa, Creu de s'Era d'En Pelat, Creu del Rafal.
Windmills: Ca'n Picapebre, Ca'n Cinto, En Ferreró, Son Pelesa
Talaiotic village: Son Fred
Churches: Església Parroquial de Sant Cristòfol in Biniali, Església de la Mare de Déu del Carme in Ruberts and the parish church Església of Sant Pere in Sencelles built in the year 1705.

Transport

The road connections with Palma and with the rest of Mallorca are guaranteed thanks to the bus/coach service run by the company the TIB, Transport de les Illes Balears.

Golf Courses

The nearest installations to Sencelles for playing this noble sport are the Golf Pollensa and the Golf of Aucanada.

Special Events

The important dates for the locality of Sencelles are: 5th of February - Santa Águeda, 27th of February - Beata Sor Francinaina, the second Sunday in May – Pilgrammage of Sa Casa Blanca, third Sunday of May – ‘Feria mayor’, the following Monday another smaller Fair is celebrated - Es Firó, 15th of August - Virgin of August.

Impressions

Sencelles has its own name of which the people can be proud of and it is situated in the centre of Mallorca. It has a small and sociable population and is not of an ostentatious size. It has a typical and traditional authentic air of Mallorca although it can hardly be seen on the map, but it has its place in all the hearts of the people that really love this land.

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